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Valley Forge Park - Betzwood side

the Valley Forge Park - Betzwood side is part of Valley Forge National Historical Park .

Interesting places in Valley Forge Park - Betzwood side:
Betzwood - Valley Forge Park    Very nice bike route
American Revolution Center (future)   Pawling Parking Area
Trailhead, Schuylkill River Trail, Oaks Pa  


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Pawlings mansion fireplace

Pawlings mansion fireplace
Made by Thiophene_Guy
A reason to try HDR. I recently visited in Valley Forge park, PA. This dilapidated wreck is surrounded by a fence but retains a great deal of charm and invites photography. Looking through the trees, past a crumbled wall, into a large room I saw a dark area that might have been a fireplace. I was unable to resolve anything in the bright light, but I took +1, 0, and -1 bracketed shots to look at back home. I was surprised to see details of a fireplace door that I hadn't noticed before. Simple exposure blending, in this case, did not bring out as much detail as HDR processing with Photomatix (in free mode, thus the watermark). Of course the gently waving foliage is distracting, but this small success in finding heretofore unnoticed details makes me more curious about HDR. Here are more of my HDR images. Edit: several days after posting I rotated the image 180 degrees to give proper perspective.

Brokedown Palace

Brokedown Palace
Made by COOL PIX maf
View On Black The earliest remaining portion of the mansion house was built by Henry Pawling (II) in 1743. Samuel Wetherill purchased Walnut Hill in 1826. The property remained in the hands of the Wetherill family until 1949. Walnut Hill was purchased in that year by Lyle Boulware. Boulware spent the next 20 years renovating and rehabilitating the mansion house only to have it lost to fire in 1967. At this time only remnants of the mansion house remain.

HDR - PP - Schuylkill River Trail - Valley Forge National Historic Park - Betzwood - Montgomery Co. PA.

HDR - PP - Schuylkill River Trail - Valley Forge National Historic Park - Betzwood - Montgomery Co. PA.
Made by C. Garison Photography
When I took this photo, I was experimenting with the depth of field that I could achieve and how much of the bridge structure appeared in focus while the background obscurely blurred into the bokeh. Barely observable in the background are the remains of a significant stone structure which is nicely concealed in the bokeh. Have I mentioned how much that I like shooting with the wonderful Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM lens.

Spider

Spider
Made by tuthpik
Betzwood / Valley Forge National Park, PA ID, anyone? Before I disturbed him, he was hiding under a leaf with his legs together as four groups of two, if I recall correctly (although I'm finding that might not be an identifier). It seems to somewhat resemble a brown recluse, but I didn't get a close enough look in person to see details.

Bike 180:003

Bike 180:003
Made by iamdougsflickr
Out with the old and in with the new. These Crank Brothers Candy pedals have been waiting patiently in a drawer at work for spring to come and they got a chance to ride today for the first time. 7.3 Miles... the route...

Pawlings Revisited

Pawlings Revisited
Made by COOL PIX maf
View On Black Originally built in 1743 by Henry Pawlings II, the mansion house was destroyed by fire in 1967. These remnants are all that is left of the once grand structure.

Pawlings mansion (5 of 8)

Pawlings mansion (5 of 8)
Made by Thiophene_Guy
An overgrown fence surrounds the unstable structure, preventing many interesting shots. Including it in the frame increases the sense of isolation. or view previous in series.

Schuylkill River Trail

Schuylkill River Trail
Made by veender
February 2007 The very straight, very flat Schuylkill River Trail. I was traveling from a friend's house in Gulph Mills to Mont Clare by following the Schuylkill River Trail, a journey of about 13-14 miles.

St' Gabriels' Hall Sunset

St' Gabriels' Hall Sunset
Made by MurrayH77
Very fancy sunset this night. My mother volunteered at this place for a time - she had some good stories about it! The kids here are apparently not angelic. Photomatix Fusion #18343(123)

Schuykill River Trail 110

Schuykill River Trail 110
Made by brian.bostwick
The river was very smooth, but you can see the ripples where the tree kisses the water. The largest size really shows the detail.

NOLS Bus

NOLS Bus
Made by freedom_outdoors
I was surprised (pleasantly) at the coincidence that the NOLS bus just happened to be at Valley Forge on National Trails Day.

Three Grills on the Schuykill River Trail - Valley Forge

Three Grills on the Schuykill River Trail - Valley Forge
Made by C. Garison Photography
The ruins of three grills on the Schuykill Trail at Valley Forge National Historic Park in Montgomery County, PA.

Bike 180:009

Bike 180:009
Made by iamdougsflickr
Twilight ride at Valley Forge NHP, it's a shame how short the days are this time of year.

In Valley Forge Park -- I can't guess what this means

In Valley Forge Park -- I can't guess what this means
Made by Nathan Rein
The sign reads: 1 TIRE. It was on top of a rise near the river. It had recently stormed.

Trail_3726

Trail_3726
Made by dcsaint
A mother with twins in a baby carriage on a walking trail in Valley Forge Historic Park

Steeple-Good Shephard Lutheran Church-King of prussia.

Steeple-Good Shephard Lutheran Church-King of prussia.
Made by JeffOates
It was a really nice day last Saturday and I liked the Steeple standing out like that.

Irene 2011

Irene 2011
Made by kristinhokanson
Street sign at @40.1138712420547,-75.46778082847595 about 800 feet from the River.

IMG_3267 edit

IMG_3267 edit
Made by J a m e s +
Had a photoshoot with my good friend Sarah =] Just in time for the sunset!

The Old Shack's Window

The Old Shack's Window
Made by Something Sighted
This is the back window of the old shack as seen from inside.

Favorite

Favorite
Made by JeffOates
One of my favorite trees. Looks really cool in the winter.



Nearest places of interest:

American Revolution Center (future)
Varnum's Picnic Area
Redoubt 1
Varnum's Quarters
  Vaux Hill
Fat Land
Trailhead, Schuylkill River Trail, Oaks Pa
Current Schuylkill River Valley Rails To Trails Trailhead

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